Product details: 10 fl. oz. Bottled under the authority of Original New York Seltzer. 130 calories, 33g sugar. Glass bottle with twist off top. http://drinknewyorkseltzer.com/
Ingredients: Carbontated water, cane sugar, citric acid, natural flavor.
My thoughts: That's one short ingredients list and this root beer tastes a bit different from what I'm used to. It has the obvious, typical root beer flavoring and feels a bit minty, but there is a strange undertone that I can't identify, but it is vaguely fruity, but without evoking any particular fruit. The aftertaste is more of the same.
I'm a fan of the sweetness. Per ounce, this comes in around the lower end of what you would typically find (3.3 grams per ounce) and I like that the drink feels crisp and light, rather than thick and syrupy. As a "seltzer", I'm not quite sure where on the carbonation scale this should sit, but I think it could use a little more kick to it. It does come across as nice and smooth and creamy, so it's a very pleasant drink without any harshness that higher carbonation content tends to add.
Overall, I like it. It isn't one of my very favorite root beers and, at 17% less root beer per bottle than the usual 12 ounce drink, tends to go a bit faster than expected. If I had to sum up the drink with one word, I'd use "crisp". While it won't be at the top of my list to buy again, I liked the experience enough that I plan on hunting down some of their other flavors (peach, raspberry and blueberry).